Designer: Katie Hacker
Published: May 1, 2009
Technique: Circular Peyote Stitch, Stringing
Download Delicious Donut Lariat
The leafy tendrils on the etched-shell donut were the inspiration for this long, lean design. Learn to create a simple peyote bail with matte hematite size 11 seed beads and how to turn a donut into a focal clasp. The finished necklace is 25" (adjustable).
Designer tip: For faster stringing of this multistrand necklace, use a seed-bead spinning tool and curved big-eye needle when working the strands. To wear the lariat, place the donut at the base of your neck with the seed-bead “vines” hanging downward in the front.
This is a companion project to Katie's Beading Secrets in the June/July 2009 issue of Beadwork. In every issue, designer and author Katie Hacker presents the newest beading products and tips on how to use materials in unconventional ways. Katie also presents “Beading Lessons” on each episode of the public television show Beads, Baubles & Jewels and is the author of many beading books, including Hip to Bead.